Infectious disease emergencies are circumstances caused by biological agents, including organisms such as bacteria, viruses or toxins with the potential for significant illness or death.

An Infectious Disease Management Plan (IDMP) should be used in situations where an emerging infectious disease poses a risk to business operations. GCG excels in helping clients develop their Infectious Disease Management Plan to effectively navigate the unique challenges a business may face resulting from an outbreak, particularly the challenges being presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

An effective IDMP should include detail around:

  • Keeping employees informed
  • The means of minimising infection spread
  • Isolation protocols
  • How to deal with ill employees
  • Ensuring that, emergency services/medics, maintenance, cleaning and catering staff are not infected
  • Protocols for room cleaning and meal delivery for persons in isolation
  • A robust regime for the use and disposal of potentially contaminated personal items
  • Protective equipment requirements

How can an Infectious Disease Management Plan help with business continuity?

GCG is providing assistance to organisations that require a review of their existing Infectious Disease Management Plan to enable them to successfully navigate this period. We can help you too. We are able to develop and implement an appropriate Infectious Disease Management Plan in your organisation that complies with legislative requirements and the directions and advice provided by Australian Government health authorities relating to COVID-19.

Why choose GCG?

From a business perspective, GCG recognises the emphasis to run business operations smoothly to ensure companies benefit from continued operations and profit gain. A lack of both safety and hygiene planning at the workplace can ensue challenges around the workflow and possibly allow long-term health effects at your company. This is why the Consultants at GCG take pride in producing quality yet effective work to ensure clients hold a clear advantage – to commence operations as per usual and to keep the issue contained and/or eliminated. The main part of our job is to figure out the clients’ requirements based on size, scope, location, and budget to fully understand what is expected.

GCG’s hygiene consultants are professionals in the industry who are certified with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)

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